I made a card for one of my fellow Paper Dolls' birthday and the theme for her tag book was Fashion. Yikes, I have absolutely nothing fashion related in my stash...apart from a Tim Holtz stamp that I have never used cos it is HUGE!
Well, I decided to use some old BG papers from the Scarlets Letter range which have a print over them which looks like an old dressmaking pattern.
I stamped the image directly onto the papers, and then re-stamped parts of the stamp so I could decoupage the image of the woman so she looked like she was wearing a different coloured suit and also to tone her face to more fleshy colours.
Once I had cut out the bits, I popped them onto 3D foam and then placed them over the original image.
I used Tim's Staples to add a little bit of effect to the design and that was it! I also used some vintage lace that I have in my stash, cutting out the little flower details and popping a fancy pin threaded with beads behind it - I used a great dob of silicone glue so the pin would sit nicely in there! I also added a little press stud from the Idea-ology range to the tag - well, it was sort of fashiony!
I am so chuffed because Liz, the recipient of the card and tag, was over the moon with them....it always makes me happy when I have made something that the person it is intended for likes!
Thanks for looking and hope you all have a grand weekend. Oh BTW, this is now my new fave stamp!!!
Friday, 22 May 2009